All You Need To Know About Hyaluronic Acid

All You Need To Know About Hyaluronic Acid

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a type of molecule naturally found in your skin that pulls water from the air and sucks it into your face like a sponge, helping your skin stay moist throughout the day. Because of its ability to retain water, you’ll also find it in a lot of hydrating skincare products, such as face serumsmoisturizers, and makeup products like foundations and concealers. It’s also the go-to ingredient used in fillers (ie. lip injections) because it works similarly when injected as it does topically, binding to water in your body and making the skin plump up.
HA is a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump.
The amount of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases as we get older. HA brings moisture to the surface of your skin.
HA is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints. 
Hyaluronic Acid plays well with most other ingredients and can be paired with peels, retinols, vitamins, and other acids.
If you’ve scanned the ingredients list on your favorite hyaluronic acid product and you don’t see anything that says “hyaluronic acid” on there, don’t freak out. Different products include different forms of the ingredient, one of the most common being sodium hyaluronate (a salt form of hyaluronic acid). So when it comes to sodium hyaluronate versus hyaluronic acid, is one better than the other? Although they are different, the many synthetic hyaluronic acid molecules on the market essentially do the same thing: retain moisture in the skin.
You can use it twice a day as long as you’re applying it to clean, damp skin, then locking it in with a moisturizer and face oil. “If you put hyaluronic acid on top of a sunscreen or a moisturizer, it’s not going to work.
HA Benefits:
  • Hydrating
  • Improve Skin repair
  • Reduce fine lines and plumping
  • Antioxidant activity
You can increase your HA intake naturally by eating citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits and lemons, berries, grapes, mangoes, bananas, and apples, kale broccoli.. you name it! Foods that contain the vitamin C needed for the body to stimulate hyaluronic acid production. HA is suitable for all skin types.
If you have more questions about HA and its products, which ones are right for you and what your perfect HA skincare routine would be, then you can leave a comment below and we will get back to you!

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